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For the record I welcomed 2013 in a proper dress but I did want to address my new fascination with nudity. For years I have been doing shots that have craftily avoided the visual of the "nether regions". Lately I have abandoned that rule and for good reason. It is my opinion that the female body is the most beautiful and incredible thing ever created. I dont see any shame in it and I believe in smashing down the old stereotypes that sex and sexuality is a dirty thing. I have been researching alot on what it is that defines the border between porn and art and I think it is about time that we ladies reclaimed our naughty bits from the dirtbags and the pornogrpahers who have taken sole, visual possession of them. I believe that nudity, full female nudity can be portrayed with elegance and artistry. I also believe that sexuality can be portrayed with absolute and utmost dignity and elegance. I realize that many people think that photos and visuals depicting things such as masturbation and penetration are considered pornogrpahic but I believe that this is simply because it is only the pornogrpahers who are depiciting it. I think we as artists and models shoud reclaim this aspect of our reality and give it a new and more elegant spin. I find it disgusting that some unknown dirtbags own the "right" to control how and what I portray simply through their existence. I am an adult, I am sexually active and these are things that are part of my day to day reality. Why is it that some pornographer gets the sole right to portray them? Why is it that if I created such images an entire segment of the population would instantly brand me a "porn" chick?

I full understand that the idea of porn is that it is a visual representation of something meant to create a sexual reaction. My thoughts on that are that this type of ideology marginalizes and objectifies women. What is we females actually feel like creating an art work that depictsa our own sexual gratification and some guy's arrousal is just the unintended byproduct? Honestly the idea here is that I and MANY models and artists are creating art that represents something for US and if it happens to turn someone on well then so be it. People, me included get turned on when a pretty girl walks down the street in a flimsy dress but does that mean it is porn? Is she doing it to turn people on? Or is she doing it simply for HERSELF and her own gratification? As a girl who regularly wears flimsy dresses( when the weather cooperates) I will say that I personally DO IT FOR MYSELF and actually am quite happy when I manage to avoid tacky types of attention.

So the new idea for art in 2013 is to explore new and limitless aspects of art ( You will only see that which is within DA rules) and doing what I can to take back my sexuality and my freedom to portray it back from the dirtbags and the scumbags who have for decades made it into something filthy and lowbrow. This will be a year of exploration and boundary smashing for me. Hope you hold on for the ride. Advice and opinions are GREATLY appreciated.

Much Love

XOXOXOXOXOXO :kiss:

Mlle Audrey :heart:
  • Listening to: Early Edith Piaf ( 1935)
  • Reading: My own words through my favorite glasses
  • Watching: An amazing view of the Pacific
  • Playing: Sarcastic Glamor Girl here on DA
  • Eating: Something delightfully French
  • Drinking: As always some Hazelnut Coffee
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TheTooginator Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have a question about one of your points. Isn't most of the fun of wearing pretty clothes and being in great shape the attention of other people - especially attractive people? As a man, I try to stay in shape and wear nice clothes so that women give me positive attention (and they do!). For me, if there were no women around, I wouldn't bother at all.

We can't choose who notices us, and that has been a minor problem for me a few times. I feel really bad when a woman likes me and I'm simply not attracted to her. It's still flattering (though getting attention from an attractive woman is much better). Maybe I'm being shallow, but I like to be honest.

Your thoughts?
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mshambli Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Paragraph 1 -- goody!

Paragraph 2 -- Thanks!

Paragraph 3 -- Again, goody!

Context -- I once wrote a paper attempting to "prove" that all beauty could be derived from female nudity. I used many examples from cave paintings to Ruben to the Vatican art collection to Playboy. Got called a perv for my efforts.

It depresses me that nudity and sex are R and X and gross violence and blood only gets PG.

Folks such as yourself are helping to make our world right side up again.

Edith Piaf? Hazelnut? They're ok, but for some reason they stick in my sinuses long after they're over, so I don't do them very much.

Please have much fun and satisfaction in your endeavors. Don't let the a-holes distract you from your purpose. We appreciate it very much, even if we don't say it enough!
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Waa2 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful post :) I suggest you do whatever your heart and mind tell you too.
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SinisterDragon666 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
The social "restriction" on certain parts of the human anatomy has allways both intregued me and anoyed me... I have never "got" why if you show an erection or inner labia it is instantly considered porn.. I have seen some AMAZINGLY erotic, beautifully shot images, of these beautiful body parts that are nothing more than pure art... Do they titalate? perhaps... maybe even arouse... does that make them any less artistic???

I look forward to seeing the work you produce this next year... I hope it may challenge what I previously though of as art...
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DecoGoddess Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I am not a huge fan of the penis in art simply because the moment you open the flood gates of erection on to the art world they will spring up left and right like grass on a spring field. Of course there are wonderful depictions of nude make anatomy and I even had a few faves buried in the favorites. Some are downright delicious but it does need to be ARTISTIC and the same goes equally for the female genitals.

I have been producing alot of art all along that was always a bit nire risque, some of it has showed up here lately and some of it would be deemed illegal by DA. I am of course trying to do my best to blur that line and to create erotica that is powerful, elegant and intense. I do wish we had less restriction but I also understand why we have what we have.
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JoanSanders Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Tasteful nudity is tasty ;-) Having any "nether region" piercings placed or planned?
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DecoGoddess Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I do hope to get pierced down there soon....................
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MonikaLoesser Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Your lovely, tasteful and thoroughly artistic nudity is light years from porn. I wouldn't even think of your work in the same context. There is so much more to your lovely photos than merely prurient innuendo.
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DecoGoddess Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You so much for such a stellar and loving review of my work. I honestly believe that the time has come that we females need to reclaim ownership of our sexuality in the visual and all artistic mediums. We should be free to express ourselves and what we wish to show and portray in absolute freedom and free of controversy :heart:
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MonikaLoesser Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Darling, I love your work (and you) so much that I sometimes feel I must "rein in" my enthusiasm so that I don't embarrass you. I was very lucky to have a short relationship when I was nineteen with an incredible woman who taught me to be myself sexually and not to concern myself with the opinion of others. I think of her quite often when you speak of a woman's sexual freedom. I couldn't agree with you more. All my love and sweet kisses...
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sde23 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
lol... you adopted my idea... i've been putting an idea for a new book together called "the fine line... art, erotic, pornography" and i've been having a hell of a time defining it... i truly believe 98% of my work is art that shows women in a positive light, but i'm often labeled an erotic photographer and some more closed minds label it as porn... i'm glad to see you are exploring the line yourself...

i enjoy your images, keep up the good work...

stan
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freya50 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Why society remains so antiquated is beyond my comprehension. I frequently heard women talk about their private parts as being ugly. I surely don't adhere to that philosophy. I agree with you that the woman's figure is the most intriguing and beautiful of natures creation. I think that it is time we free ourselves up to explore without labeling everything as porno if it shows something that Victorian morality dictates is proper or not. Kudos to you.
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dlphneek Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
agrees to every bit of it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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DecoGoddess Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I am glad ! That makes me infinitely HAPPY !!! :heart:
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dlphneek Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
yay!!!!! its been crazy around here but i am glad to get back on DA and check everything....love your new ones
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Soleil-Radieux Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree! Why do sexist dirtbags get to show women, especially womens' sexuality, in such a dirty, negative manner? We have the right to take back our bodies and I think we should start doing so. In fact I had the pleasure to pose nude for a set that will be on Suicide Girls in a couple of months, and the main reason why I chose to do Suicide Girls is because they were built on feminist sexuality and female empowerment. Why use your body to depict a negative thing such as male-oriented porn, when you can use it to create art?
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DecoGoddess Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Exactly !! Why does some smut peddler get to corner the market on my body and my sexual preference? Why is it that a female who poses nude or shows any sexual gratification in a photo is instantly thought of as doing it to "turn on a man"? I do it because it feels good and I like it and if I happen to turn someone on or repulse someone THAT IS THEIR PROBLEM not mine ! We should be free to express ourselves AS WE WISH !! and not to be thought of as less for doing so
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Soleil-Radieux Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Precisely! And it's funny how no matter how many time we all say, "We don't do everything for men, we do things for ourselves," they still think women do everything for them. Of course, I don't mean to generalize, as there are some good men who understand our equality, but from what I've seen, the douche bags make up maybe 75% of men, at least.
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DecoGoddess Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely true on all counts ! There are many wonderful and respectful men too but most are CRAPTASTIC ! Some of us do it for other women too, I personally do and the attraction of a man has 100% NOTHING to do with some of my art
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Soleil-Radieux Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Exactly! Even if I didn't have a man, I still wouldn't use that as my reason for art. lol
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DecoGoddess Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
EXACTLY !! I am all about doing my part to change thse perceptions this year. This is one of those things that are taboo to talk about or even consider and I am tired of that. Our sexuality is BEAUTIFUL and lets concentrate on that and not on the smut !
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Soleil-Radieux Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm with you there! Consider me a sister in the women's art of nudity movement. lol
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Boudicah Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
All I can say is, Bravo!! :)
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DecoGoddess Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Will you join me?
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Boudicah Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yum. Hehe. You know I would girlfriend. :)
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olearysfunphotos Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I think it's high time the Horn Dogs and Puritans be shoved in the closet and normal people be allowed to be free. I haven't traveled a lot but I have enough to know, we seem to have a very strange outlook on sexuality and nudity. I always travel with my camera of course and have gone from being watched out of concern of what I intended to take photos of, to being ask if I would mind taking a family photo of a man his wife and his two young daughters sunning on the beach, the wife and daughters were all topless and you guessed it not from the United States. He then invited me to join them, his youngest daughter was interested in photography and had all kinds of questions to ask about different camera settings and why and when you'd use them. If anyone was uncomfortable it was me, sitting around talking about cameras with a topless teenage girl, in the company of her parents or not would land me in jail here in the states not an invite for my wife and I to join them for dinner that evening.
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DecoGoddess Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I have lived in Europe most of my life and have spent alot of time there since and yes this is the norm. Here it is like some admission of closeted perversion in how we treat sexuality. The assumption being that someone is naked or masturbating to please someone else. It actually really destroys and detracts from the significance of sexuality by saying it is only bait for perverts
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vjnnyP Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Go with your feeling and dont worry... i will love to see you more and more in evry aspect of your art expression
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DecoGoddess Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I plan on it
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Nesquick0084 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I agree 100% and will even join you in your quest.
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DecoGoddess Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wish you could join me !:kiss:
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:icondecogoddess:
DecoGoddess Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wish you could join me !
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vjnnyP Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Can i join too?
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DecoGoddess Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
If you are male and have a penis the answer is a resounding NO ! :smile:
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vjnnyP Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Maybe i need a surgery than.... but i dont think i will have soon!
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DecoGoddess Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Definitely a no penis zone here
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vjnnyP Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Shame...
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Y-Phil Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I had noticed that new directions of yours, but I didn't comment on this, leaving you total freedom to continue the exploration or to stop it.
I swear: it's really worth, and I do appreciate this :nod: Thank you so much for that even more sexy Aud' :heart:
Happy new-d year :wave:
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DecoGoddess Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I will do what I can to make it more relevant and more interesting. This is not a "sexier" Aud but just a more realistic and honest Aud
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Y-Phil Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry if I used the wrong word... You're right :-)
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mobile707 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
There's a lot to think about here. Thank you for sharing it with us!
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DecoGoddess Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I think it is something we should all think about
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MaxwellCynn Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Writer
Well said. The human body is the most beautiful work of art. We should celebrate that beauty not defame it.
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DecoGoddess Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I agree and I think we need to reclaim it from the smut peddlers
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sexybaby88 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
You always will have my support! I so love reading your journals, your opinions reflect so much of what i believe as well. I so look forward to your new journey in your artistic expression of your stunning sexuality and freedom!!
Kisses!!
Jenna
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DecoGoddess Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You BEAUTIFUL !:heart: :kiss: Perhaps one day we can collaborate
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sexybaby88 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
That would be great :-)
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MarcBourcier Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Sounds refreshing and groundbreaking. I have felt that this could be done for a long time. I have a friend who is in the adult industry and once she had asked if I could photograph her and I thought it would be interesting to go a more artistic route just to be different, it never happened but I still feel it could be very interesting so i look forward to seeing your results :)
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DecoGoddess Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I think that there should be a movement of reclaiming sexuality from the smut peddlers and showing it for how beautiful it can be
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MarcBourcier Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
I agree :)
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